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ACT Research: COVID-19 CHANGING CV MARKET FORECASTING ASSUMPTIONS

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Apr 3, 2020 1:00:00 PM

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that, starting in the second half of February, COVID-19 went from a China containment story to one of spiraling pandemic.

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Topics: logistics, CV Dealer Digest, Press Releases, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, heavy duty truck

ACT Research: Evidence of COVID-19 Apparent in Preliminary March CV Order Intake Data

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Apr 2, 2020 6:40:00 PM

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in March fell to 7,800 units, down 45% from February and 51% lower than an easy year-ago comparison. March’s Classes 5-7 net orders were 14,700 units, down 36% from February and 31% from year-ago levels. Complete industry data for March, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-April.

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Topics: freight, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, heavy duty truck

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Dropped 15% Sequentially in February, -45% Y/Y

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Mar 19, 2020 6:00:00 AM

February net US trailer orders of 12.7k units were down 15% month-over-month and 45% below the previous year. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 14.8k were down 12% versus January, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report.

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Topics: logistics, Trailers, Press Releases, supply chain, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, commercial trailer, us trailer, trailer production, north american trailer

ACT Research: COVID-19 Little Impact on February CV Data, Future...

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Mar 17, 2020 7:37:23 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, Class 8 inventory-to-sales ratio, seasonally adjusted, hit 3.5 months in February, while the Classes 5-7 inventory-to-sales ratio dropped from a “highest in a decade” in January to 3.0 months in February.

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Topics: freight, logistics, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain, medium duty truck, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck, class8

Freight Forecast: ACT Research Updates Outlook for COVID-19 and Lower Commodities

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Mar 13, 2020 4:26:19 PM

ACT Research released the March installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report covering the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors.

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Topics: logistics, Press Releases, commercial truck report, supply chain, truck freight, north american trucking, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, intermodal, truck freight rates, demand planning, us freight, commercial freight shipping, last mile delivery

ACT Research: COVID-19 Impacts NA CV Markets

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Mar 10, 2020 6:30:00 PM

According to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the global spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, required ACT Research to do a foundational reassessment of near-term economic expectations, and by extension, NA commercial vehicle demand.

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Topics: transportation, logistics, shipping, China, Classes 5-8, Economy, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, demand planning, last mile delivery, trailer production, HeavyDuty, Economics, semitruck, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research: Preliminary Class 8 Order Intake Down M/M and Y/Y

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Mar 3, 2020 6:20:00 PM

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in February were 14,100 units, down 18% from January and 16% lower than an easy year-ago comparison. February’s Classes 5-7 net orders rose to an 11-month high 22,200 units, up 12% from January, but down 12% from a very strong year-ago comparison. Complete industry data for February, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-March.

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Topics: freight, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain, medium duty truck, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, truck freight rates, demand planning, last mile delivery, freight rates, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Rates Slip, Even as Volumes Improve

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Mar 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with January data, showed a sustained uptick in for-hire freight volumes and utilization, with 53.9 and 52.5 respective diffusion index readings, both down slightly from December on a seasonally adjusted basis. But amid ongoing overcapacity, the Freight Rates Index slid further, to 44.8 in January.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases, supply chain, truck freight, north american trucking, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, intermodal, truck freight rates, demand planning, us freight, commercial freight shipping, last mile delivery, freight rates

ACT Research: Used Truck Sales Open 2020 Up Sequentially, but Down Y/Y

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Feb 26, 2020 2:19:13 PM

According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes improved 4% month-over-month in January, but longer-term sales were down 1% year-over-year compared to January 2019. The report also indicated that used Class 8 average price started 2020 up 7% month-over-month, with average miles dropping 4% sequentially and average age down 2% compared to the last month of 2019. Longer term, average price, miles, and age were all below January 2019, shedding 11%, 1%, and 4%, respectively.

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Topics: transportation, logistics, Press Releases, Used Trucks, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, class trucks for sale, used commercial truck, trucking, used truck values commercial

ACT Research: US Trailer Production Facing Lower Demand and Supply Chain Disruptions

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Feb 21, 2020 4:00:00 PM

According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, the US trailer industry is facing lower demand and supply chain disruptions that could lead to a “catch-22.”

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Topics: logistics, Trailers, Press Releases, TrailerComponents, supply chain, north american trucking, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, commercial trailer, us trailer, trailer production, north american trailer

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